Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Well it's the most wonderful time of the year!  No more secrets kids.  This year's costume (unfortunately I only had time for one) is...

If you guessed...

Belle from Beauty and the Beast you are correct.  If you said Alice (in Wonderland), Maria (von Trapp), or Mary Poppins please watch your films more carefully next time.  Just had to get that beef off my shoulder.

Anyway, for this costume I used Simplicity 2539:

I made two slight adjustments.  I made the arm facing bigger and I made a lining for the neck facing.  It sat much smoother than the regular facing.

For the top I used Butterick 5711:

I made version C or the light purple one.  I made it without buttons and secured the neck with a snap.  I did this for two reasons.  One is to hide my tattoo and the other is because no buttons are visible on Belle's shirt.  Now before you get all up in my face, I know her shirt is a V neck but this is the pattern that I had, and yeah I had to hide my tattoo.  Also, you can't really see the bow in the above picture but I had it.

Next year's costume is already swirling around in my head.  I hope you had/have a great Halloween!  Until next year...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Hint...

Here is the first half of my costume in the cutting stage:

Today, I cut the blue pattern out, but couldn't do more because I am a bit achy.   I'll try to get sewing on it this weekend, depending on how much my homework tries to kill me.

I know that's not much to go on but that's all you get!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Another try...

The second is always better than the first with sewing isn't it?  You can see the first attempts here and here.

Here's another Simplicity 1427:

I am super happy with the way this one turned out.  It even inspired me to fix the underskirt on the white one.  Even after shortening it before it was still too long and hung out rather ugly like from the tulle.  Now everything is all fixed.  Black is the last version of this skirt I'll make.  Stay tuned!

Now ask me if I feel like a ballerina.